Cricket fraternity reacts to Kevin Pietersen bidding adieu to cricket

Kevin Pietersen announced his retirement in a heartfelt post on Instagram.

Kevin Pietersen | Instagram

Kevin Pietersen retired from competitive cricket after playing in the on-going Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018. His team Quetta Gladiators qualified for the playoffs, but the former England cricketer decided not to travel to Pakistan for the last stage of the league. 

The 37-year-old South Africa born cricketer has 23 hundreds across 104 Test matches, four Ashes wins and 8,181 Test runs, the fifth most in England cricket history. 

After a tweet hinting his retirement, South Africa born Pietersen confirmed his retirement with an emotional Instagram post. "Someone just tweeted to tell me that I scored 30000+ runs including 152 fifty's & 68 hundred in my pro career. 4 Ashes wins. Home & away! T20 WC win. Beaten India in India. Home & away 100's in all major Test nations apart from Bangladesh.

"All dedicated to my family who have just been the most unreal supporters through thick & thin! I'm super proud of everything! Thank you for all the quite lovely msgs! I loved entertaining you all! Ciao, cricket! I love this game!", he wrote.

Cricket fraternity thanked Kevin Pietersen on Twitter for his contribution and service to the game of cricket and for leaving many memorable innings to reminisce upon.

Here are some tweets:

 


By Sihyeu Singh - 18 Mar, 2018

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